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Originally Posted by unbelragazzo View Post

Well, since you asked, I'll give you feedback - I'm not a fan though. The first thing is that the colors aren't really working. The jacket and trousers are too close too each other, as well as the shirt and the tie. I realize they're actually different colors - jacket looks charcoal, pants navy, while shirt light blue, tie black and white - but the color values are close enough that at the distance of your photo they don't really differentiate. Regarding this tie - if it's the one I think, which is the black and white shepard's check - I have this tie and like it, but I think it almost requires a white shirt. It's also quite a formal pattern, such that I wouldn't wear it with a casual patterned SC like this one. Finally, when I looked at the full length shot I at first thought the jacket was short - I don't think it is, but the bagginess and sagginess of the trousers makes the length of the jacket look off.

Thanks for the feedback. I really appreciate it. The trousers are actually mid-gray, the jacket is sort of a brown-green with a subtle blue overcheck, and the tie is navy and white shepherd's check (it's a brand-new fabric for them). That doesn't discount your critique though. I was second guessing this combination all day.

I'm having a terrible time finding a trouser cut that works for me. Like I said in my post, I had high hopes for the Epaulet Rudy cut, but even that is a bit too tight I fear. I don't like the low rise of the BB Milano trousers either. I have some BB Madison gabardines that are way too loose in the legs, but are OK in the seat and thighs. I'm not looking for a super slim fit. Is there another brand or cut that I should try? Once I find something that works I'll buy a few pairs so I can do some better color combinations.
post #30977 of 78722
Victor: Y U NO LIKE TROUSER CUFF?

Spoo: Top/bottom-half dischord. Plus, the pindots on the tie are too similar in scale to the "background" pattern of the jacket's check. I like the PS with that jacket, though. Very nice.
post #30978 of 78722
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Originally Posted by timotune View Post

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Needs more bracelets, tighter pants, placket wrinkles, clashing leather and stupid poses.
post #30979 of 78722

D.B., I'm new at this, but do you mind if I repost your pic with a couple color edits as ideas?

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Originally Posted by D.B.Cooper View Post

Thanks for the feedback. I really appreciate it. The trousers are actually mid-gray, the jacket is sort of a brown-green with a subtle blue overcheck, and the tie is navy and white shepherd's check (it's a brand-new fabric for them). That doesn't discount your critique though. I was second guessing this combination all day.
I'm having a terrible time finding a trouser cut that works for me. Like I said in my post, I had high hopes for the Epaulet Rudy cut, but even that is a bit too tight I fear. I don't like the low rise of the BB Milano trousers either. I have some BB Madison gabardines that are way too loose in the legs, but are OK in the seat and thighs. I'm not looking for a super slim fit. Is there another brand or cut that I should try? Once I find something that works I'll buy a few pairs so I can do some better color combinations.

So new it's not on their website yet? Or do you mean the medium blue plaid one? Thanks for the clarification on the colors, but yea I still think more contrast would be better. On trousers - maybe try the new Howard Yount Made in USA trousers? They're cut fuller than the Italian-made ones. I like them a lot.
post #30981 of 78722
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Originally Posted by Mox C View Post

D.B., I'm new at this, but do you mind if I repost your pic with a couple color edits as ideas?

Please do.
post #30982 of 78722
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Originally Posted by unbelragazzo View Post

So new it's not on their website yet? Or do you mean the medium blue plaid one? Thanks for the clarification on the colors, but yea I still think more contrast would be better. On trousers - maybe try the new Howard Yount Made in USA trousers? They're cut fuller than the Italian-made ones. I like them a lot.

That's right. I don't believe they have it on their web site yet. Gerald contacted me after I ordered a different tie and told me that they didn't have enough fabric to make that one I ordered. He suggested the navy and white shepherd's check as an alternative. It's a four-fold instead in six- because the fabric is a bit thicker.

I'll check out the Howard Yount trousers. Thanks for the tip.
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Excuse the sloppy outlines. I felt the same as unbelragazzo about the muddiness of the close tones. Since you were looking for new trousers anyway, those are what I changed, as well as the tie. I think the stronger contrast helps each component pop.

 

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post #30984 of 78722
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Originally Posted by Mox C View Post

Excuse the sloppy outlines. I felt the same as unbelragazzo about the muddiness of the close tones. Since you were looking for new trousers anyway, those are what I changed, as well as the tie. I think the stronger contrast helps each component pop.

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Wow, that's really great. You're right. The lighter trousers look much better. icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif
post #30985 of 78722

Glad you like it. I'm new to style, but I've worked with color a little bit in the world of photography. I've found that there are a few effective ways to create contrast. There's hue, what we think of as color: colors on the opposite side of the color wheel from each other tend to create pleasing contrasts. Yellow, gold, and red ties tend to go very well with blue suits, but green starts to get iffy. Then there's value, which is how light or dark a color is. You might have a navy suit with a sky-blue shirt and med-blue tie. This is how a person who is fully color-blind might see the world. Items that are close in both hue and value can be difficult to distinguish from each other for most people. They can blur and appear muddy.

 

Saturation is another way to distinguish items, but I think it's less effective than hue and value. I personally like a mix. Contrasting hues with the same value can look cartoonish, while contrasting values in a single hue can be a bit matchy-matchy.

 

http://www.colormatters.com/color-and-design/basic-color-theory

 

(I actually intended for the second tie to be a slightly lighter tone, so that it wouldn't be so close in tone to the jacket and both tone and hue to the shoes.)


Edited by Mox C - 6/14/12 at 10:42pm
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Still saving for that Ferrari?

he is! if you buy from his B&S he will name a spoke in your honor.

Then I already have reserved a spoke peepwall[1].gif
I still have to honour our agreement and post a fit pic...
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Soon.
For now, German.

 

spoopoker, truly a man of taste. you've probably even contributed to my salary. fistbump.gif

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Needs more bracelets, tighter pants, placket wrinkles, clashing leather and stupid poses.

This was unduly harsh.

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I like the blue jacket.
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Of this is going to piss some people off, but, I did a navy suit, polo shirt and sneakers look.
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